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[aprssig] New GPS ICON support!

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Mon May 5 14:49:47 UTC 2008


So did they finally add the symbol to the waypoint output string (it's 
not a part of the standard $GPWPL) or does this still require the user 
to select the symbol on the AvMap display manually?

Scott
N1VG

Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Wow!
> 
> I just received an image of the new AVMAP G5 Kenwood compatible
> GPS display that is showing color APRS icons!  I added the image
> at the top of my APRS localinfo web page since it is also
> showning a frequency object.
> 
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html
> 
> The new firmware displays many of the APRS icons.  In this
> example, I can see trucks, boats, cars, joggers, bikes, vans and
> pickups..!  Wow...
> 
> Now my small portable D710 bag doesn't even need a laptop, since
> I can do most of APRS with just the radio and AVMAP display.
> Now all we need is John Hanson to figure out how to add an
> external keyboard to the D710 like he did on the D700, and we
> are really in portable business!
> 
> Bob, WB4APR
> 
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